Outer Banks Boat Ramps

Getting your boat out on the water is easy. Outer Banks boat ramps can be found in every town from Corolla to Ocracoke, including Roanoke Island and the Dare County mainland. Some Outer Banks boat-launch ramps deposit boats directly into the Currituck, Albemarle, Roanoke, Croatan and Pamlico sounds, while others launch into various small creeks and canals that lead to the sounds. If you’re headed out for the Atlantic Ocean, be sure to use a boat-launch ramp near Oregon, Hatteras or Ocracoke inlets. 

In this section we offer a listing of the public Outer Banks boat ramps. Be sure to read the descriptions carefully as some of the launch sites are for small watercraft like personal watercraft and kayaks only. Many of the Outer Banks boat-launch ramps offer more vehicle-and-trailer parking, but at some locations parking is limited. Expect full lots on summer weekends and nice spring and fall weekends.   

Outer Banks Fishing by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Fishing by Category

OBX Marina

Outer Banks Boat Ramps
708 Harbor Drive, Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, Wanchese
(252) 473-9991

One of the most popular things to do on the Outer Banks is to go fishing. OBX Marina offers centralized booking for offshore and inshore charter fishing equipped with a fleet of 15 charter boats. Their booking service provides hassle-free, book-where-you-board convenience. OBX Marina offers many varieties of fishing charters, from full-day excursions to the Gulf Stream to half-day, light-tackle trips in the sound. They also... read more

One of the most popular things to do on the Outer Banks is to go fishing.... read more

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

Outer Banks Boat Ramps
8770 Oregon Inlet Road, off N.C. Highway 12, Nags Head
(252) 441-6301

Charter a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting). Nearshore, inshore vessels offer half-day or full-day trips, while the headboat offers a choice of morning or afternoon inlet/sound fishing. Offshore vessels travel to the Gulf Stream, where anglers enjoy a full day on the water. Anglers go for a variety of species, depending on the season, including billfish, tuna,... read more

Charter a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting).... read more

Wanchese Marina

Outer Banks Boat Ramps
4457 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese
(252) 473-3247

Big things are happening at Wanchese Marina, located in the heart of Wanchese. New owners are in the process of totally revamping and adding to the restaurant, marina, fleet and property. The on-site restaurant, The Landing, has been totally renewed with a bright dining area upfront, a new kitchen and a new steam bar that looks out over the marina in back. They serve breakfast,... read more

Big things are happening at Wanchese Marina, located in the heart of Wanchese. New owners... read more